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Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on November 02, 2005, 09:37:58 pm
Hi,

know I'll give you some impressions of my Civil War soldiers.

Enjoy
Bennain
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on November 02, 2005, 09:39:55 pm
Artillery

Update: 17. Febr. .2006
I've changed the pics. You see now my complete US- and CSA- Artillery Regiment.
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on November 02, 2005, 09:43:13 pm
Infantry
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on November 02, 2005, 09:46:00 pm
Cavalry
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on November 02, 2005, 09:51:40 pm
Coachmen and new Infantry recruits.
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: OLCESE on November 03, 2005, 02:02:40 pm
Splendid armies.  But, do I suppose that they are only samples, how much have you soldiers in all?  Nordists and Southerners?  Thank you
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: Flash on November 03, 2005, 11:50:49 pm
nice work bennain!  :D
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on November 04, 2005, 12:33:50 am
Quote from: OLCESE
Splendid armies.  But, do I suppose that they are only samples, how much have you soldiers in all?  Nordists and Southerners?  Thank you


Hi Paul,

I haven't count my troops, but I think I have round about 70 US and 35 CSA soldiers. It isn't a very large army.

In the future I will build up some new troops. You can see it on the picture with the three differend coloured soldiers of the US. Ithink that will give this more realism!

Best regards
Bennain
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on November 04, 2005, 01:15:07 am
Some new customs!
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: GaiusIulius on November 04, 2005, 09:04:43 pm
nice work bennain  :D
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: Flash on November 06, 2005, 11:24:30 pm
very nice work bennain!
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: cheng on November 08, 2005, 05:34:57 am
keep it coming!

(one of my favourite theme too! i have about the same size army as you..unfortunately i can get parts so easily..i'll definitely post my pictures when i get my parts in)
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on December 01, 2005, 03:10:51 am
Hello!

So, I've rebuild my infantry regiments. Simmi and Cooster give me some inspirations and ideas to create this troops.

I use for this customs only the specials 4622 (confederate soldier) and 4628 (union soldier). At first i chanded the equipment from south to north.  :D  (THX Simmi) Then I also changed the legs in the same way. Because I think the little bit darker trousers looks better by the union soldier. The next step was to coloured the caps in the real infantry style.
At last I will create some decals for the caps. The union will get a harp sign, because they represented the 69th New York Infantry Regiment (1st Irish Brigade). For the Southern troops I haven't an idea at moment.

So, and now enjoy the pictures!

Best regards
Bennain
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on December 01, 2005, 03:17:47 am
The Fighting 69! 1st Irish Brigade

Commander: Col. Patrick Kelly
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on December 01, 2005, 03:20:43 am
Commander: Col. Patrick Kelly
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on December 01, 2005, 03:25:53 am
1st Virginian Infantry?
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on December 01, 2005, 03:32:20 am
Commander: ?
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: cheng on December 01, 2005, 08:51:01 am
very nice bennain!
you took the trouble to 'personalise' each character!
(i'm waiting for cuffs & collars...to 'refurbish' my US & CS armies too...thanks for the inspiration too!)
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on December 01, 2005, 10:43:24 am
Hi cheng,

thx for the compliment. You can disoving your Proplem, if you spend only the Officers and the non comissioned officer the cuffs.

I know it, it is very difficult to make each figur as an individual person. For the future I have prepared 10 different heads for each regiment, so that I can them give some more recruits.

Best regards
Bennain
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on December 02, 2005, 01:09:02 am
Some CSA-Rebells
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: cooster67 on December 03, 2005, 08:08:45 am
Great pics. I like it.  :D

Thanks bennain


cooster67
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: Flash on December 07, 2005, 02:52:59 pm
very nice work bennain!  :D
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: cheng on December 08, 2005, 02:29:11 am
Quote from: bennain
Hi cheng,
....You can disolving your Proplem, if you spend only the Officers and the non comissioned officer the cuffs.
....
Bennain


very 'simple' but excellent advice, danke bennain! (why didnt i think of that?!)...i'm doing that now....until i order more cuffs & collars(i do have many extras but in wrong colors...so tempted to spray them into the colors i need....
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: guiller on December 08, 2005, 11:07:01 am
very nice work bennain¡¡¡¡¡¡  :wink:
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on December 11, 2005, 11:13:06 pm
So, now I'll present you my new custom. It was inspirated by figurs which was designed from Simmi and Funky.

I took a native american (indian) from Set 3733 (see Collector page 127) and then I removed the blue imprint. After that I painted the shoes and gaiters. finally I have given him some last details.

Best regards
Bennain
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: cheng on December 12, 2005, 04:28:52 am
Quote from: bennain
....a native american ...painted the shoes and gaiters.....


very good idea again!!!!
i was trying to make customs of musketeers/pikemen and was dead against(my own rules) sparying their torsos with this beige/brown colors

and this customised southerner is such a refreshing sight...after seeing so many in blue & grey...or red or green....but never this color...fantastic idea again, Bennain...why didnt i thnk of this!? :)
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: Flash on December 17, 2005, 01:33:14 am
ur 69th irish regiment and the cs virginian soldiers (the last pictures from page one) really remind of the films gettysburg and gods & generals!
they really have a realistic feel to them bennain! really well done i think!  :D
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on January 08, 2006, 11:32:51 pm
My next Figure, an Officer of the 1st US Sharpshooter Regiment.

Regards
Bennain
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on January 08, 2006, 11:56:38 pm
I've made some changes in the regiment structure, so you see the results.

Update: 17. Febr. 2006

My CSA Cavalry have reached the full strength. Here is a new pic without horses.
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: cheng on January 09, 2006, 08:59:45 am
hey Bennain,

salutations to your ACW calvar(ies)!!
envy envy envy!!!
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on February 17, 2006, 06:54:58 pm
Hello,

yesterday I've got some new soldiers for my CSA army. 73 recruits have joined under General Lee's comand. Some of them has send to there units, see the new pics, and some of them are now living in a boot camp.  :D

Regards
Bennain
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on February 17, 2006, 06:57:55 pm
:D
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: Richard on February 17, 2006, 10:46:41 pm
Hello, Bennain ...

Please post a photo of your entire ACW army (North and South)!

Thanks.
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: Flash on February 18, 2006, 01:29:42 am
great pics bennain! somehow they look bigger her than on the german forum!  :? really nice army!  :D
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on February 18, 2006, 01:43:34 am
@flash: no, they have the same size!

@Richard: I will try to make some new pics this weekend!
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: sgt.fer on February 18, 2006, 04:38:03 am
WAOOOO thats amazing  :D  :D , i love your colection  is so complete!
would you tell me what kind of paint do you use on the hats ?

please put more pictures and this weekend and will share my soldiers 8)
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on February 18, 2006, 04:13:35 pm
Hi,

here is a link to the company which produce the paint marker.

http://www.edding.com/index.php?id=-1

Regards
Bennain
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on February 18, 2006, 09:24:01 pm
So, here you see some pics of the Army of Northern Virginia!

To complete them I need 5 Specials 4622 and 4628.
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on February 18, 2006, 09:40:43 pm
:D
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: Richard on February 18, 2006, 11:44:50 pm
Quote from: bennain
So, here you see some pics of the Army of Northern Virginia!

To complete them I need 5 Specials 4622 and 4628.



Hello, Bennain ...

Your Army of Northern Virginia is beautiful! ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/worshippy.gif) ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/worshippy.gif) ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/worshippy.gif) ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/worshippy.gif)

Thanks for the great photos!

All the best,
Richard
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: GaiusIulius on February 19, 2006, 11:20:53 am
very nice bennain am I right in saying that I counted 103 soldiers?
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on February 19, 2006, 12:38:24 pm
Quote from: GaiusIulius
very nice bennain am I right in saying that I counted 103 soldiers?


No, for the moment they are 102 soldiers.  :D   :D   :D The full strength is 107 soldiers.


The organisation of my troops

Artillery

1 Colonel (Oberst)
1 Major (Major)
1 Captain (Hauptmann)
2 Lieutenant (Leutnant)
1 Flagbearer (Fahnenträger)
1 Bugler/Drummer (Hornist/Trommler)
4 Limber (Protze)
4 Canon (Kanone)
4 Sergeant/Corporal (Unteroffizier)
12 Privates (Artilleristen)


Cavalery

1 Colonel (Oberst)
1 Major (Major)
2 Captain (Hauptmann)
2 Lieutenant (Leutnant)
1 Flagbearer (Fahnenträger)
1 Bugler/Drummer (Hornist/Trommler)
38 Horses (Pferde)
4 Sergeant/Corporal (Unteroffizier)
24 Privates (Kavalleristen)


Infantry

1 Colonel (Oberst)
1 Major (Major)
2 Captain (Hauptmann)
2 Lieutenant (Leutnant)
1 Flagbearer (Fahnenträger)
1 Bugler/Drummer (Hornist/Trommler)
4 Sergeant (Unteroffizier)
4 Corporal (Unteroffizier)
32 Privates (Infanteristen)
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: cheng on February 20, 2006, 03:11:42 am
very nice and impressive army Bennain!

i particularly like your 15th Alabama Inf Reg....its hard to find those brown trousers..which figures are they from? (or did you paint them?)

thanks for showing us!
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on February 20, 2006, 01:48:04 pm
Quote from: cheng
very nice and impressive army Bennain!

i particularly like your 15th Alabama Inf Reg....its hard to find those brown trousers..which figures are they from? (or did you paint them?)

thanks for showing us!


No, they aren' painted. I use the legs from the sheriff from Set 3786 and orignal CSA playmosoldiers for this custom!

Regards
Bennain
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: cheng on February 21, 2006, 01:58:49 am
Quote from: bennain
...No, they aren' painted. I use the legs from the sheriff from Set 3786....Regards
Bennain


thanks Bennain!
and my God...what did you do with so many pink(sheriff) torsos left over?!  :P
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on February 21, 2006, 09:36:48 am
I create new sheriffs and sell them with other figures part which I don' need. :D
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on February 23, 2006, 01:45:48 am
So, I' ve created this Zuave soldier.

Regards
Bennain
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: cheng on February 23, 2006, 07:56:05 am
hey bennain!

now i'm convinced to make add a small number of Zuave soldiers to my US/CS?(what nationality are they? i thought i have seen them in both CS and US armies of our fellow customisers)
...so is your Zuave in the US or CS? how do you differnetiate them :?  

if if wasnt against your rules to pain their hats.. do you think the other Turkish cap(blue with gold cord) would be more 'accurate'? (they are moe angular instead of rounder)

you 'sacrisfied' a torso from the northerner-with-suspender-belts to make him?!  :shock:

sorry, too many quesions already  :oops:  :oops:
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on February 23, 2006, 12:48:49 pm
Hey Cheng,

that’s right. Regiments of the Zuave have served on both sides in the war. I’ve read in a book, that have existed 24 regiments. This Zuave is a member of the US. I will only build a Zuave regiment for the US.  :D

France have build in 1830 a “Corps des Zuaves” in Algeria. Because in Algeria exists a tribe, the “Zuauas”. They have also faught before as a mercenary unit in the ottoman empire.
So you can see that the members of these units came from northern africa.

I think, that the other Turkish cap looks much more better, but I haven’t one. Yes that’s true.

Regards
Bennain
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on February 27, 2006, 12:18:56 am
Hello!
This weekend Ive created an other famous unit of th ACW: The 54th Massachusetts!

Now I'm looking for good pictures of their colors (battle flags)!

Regards
Bennain
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on February 27, 2006, 12:40:39 am
Another US unit!
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on February 27, 2006, 12:45:30 am
:D
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: cheng on February 27, 2006, 01:41:02 am
Quote from: bennain

...I think, that the other Turkish cap looks much more better, but I haven’t one. Yes that’s true.


hey Benain,
i checked some pictures in the internet,
i was wrong, your rounder and taller hat is more correct, sorry!
(the ones i referred to are more squarew and shorter!

and your new ACW units...i like them...they are my-kind-of-armies!!
think both our armies can fight side-by-side  :)

and you 54th Mass....i have always wanted to make one but i have problems getting the right hands(without spraying their sleeves  :lol: ) how did you get yours....which original kliky is it? do teach me  :D !
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: Richard on February 27, 2006, 02:44:45 am
Quote from: bennain
Hello!
This weekend Ive created an other famous unit of th ACW: The 54th Massachusetts!

Now I'm looking for good pictures of their colors (battle flags)!

Regards
Bennain


Hello, Bennain ...

Here's a very accurate painting of the 54th Mass. Regt. from the Company of Military Historians (http://www.military-historians.org/).

(http://www.military-historians.org/company/plates/images/556.gif) (http://www.military-historians.org/company/plates/images/556.htm)

This is the flag of the 28th Massachusetts Regiment. Since all Regimental Colours were usually the same except for the number of the regiment in the scroll, the 54th's Regimental Colours probably looked very similar to these.
(The flag is white and "yellowed" with age.)

(http://www.28thmass.org/Flags/1ststate4.jpg) (http://www.28thmass.org/Flags/Flags.htm)


This regimental flag is probably NOT correct for the 54th Mass. Regt. ...

(http://www.michtoy.com/MTSCnewSite/newmetal_folder/MT_ShenandoahTraditionals/shenandoah_images/FB06.jpg) (http://www.michtoy.com/MTSCnewSite/newmetal_folder/MT_ShenandoahTraditionals/shenandoahTraditionals.html)


Click on images for more information and also look at the photos from the movie Glory (http://www.matthewbroderick.net/gallery/movie/glory.html)

This flag from the movie Glory (http://www.matthewbroderick.net/gallery/movie/glory.html) is probably correct ...

(http://www.matthewbroderick.net/image/movie/glory/glorywar01.jpg) (http://www.matthewbroderick.net/gallery/movie/glory.html)

I hope this helps !

All the best,
Richard
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on March 01, 2006, 11:04:11 pm
Quote from: cheng
...and your new ACW units...i like them...they are my-kind-of-armies!! think both our armies can fight side-by-side  :)


I think that can be possible when we have a chance to meet us. :D

Quote from: cheng
...and you 54th Mass....i have always wanted to make one but i have problems getting the right hands(without spraying their sleeves  :lol: ) how did you get yours....which original kliky is it? do teach me  :D !


The original klicky is from set 3811, part number 3000574. In the last three weeks I’ve bought total 180 soldiers (110 for the north and 70 for the south)! So, that I have got enough parts for the moment to create regiments!  :D

@Richard
Thanks for the flags, but this doesn’t really help. How many Stars have the flag and have you a better picture from the first state flag? Do you thing this is the correct flag.
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: GaiusIulius on March 02, 2006, 05:20:24 pm
Quote from: bennain
 The original klicky is from set 3811, part number 3000574. In the last three weeks I’ve bought total 180 soldiers (110 for the north and 70 for the south)! So, that I have got enough parts for the moment to create regiments!  :D

@Richard
Thanks for the flags, but this doesn’t really help. How many Stars have the flag and have you a better picture from the first state flag? Do you thing this is the correct flag.


Hi bennain,

u r stealing the little childrens' toys. I feel already guilty when I buy 10 soldiers but u r even worse  :D And do u really want to paint/spray every single star? I look forward to see the result  :D
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: pastifi on March 03, 2006, 08:57:17 pm
[/quote]

No, they aren' painted. I use the legs from the sheriff from Set 3786 and orignal CSA playmosoldiers for this custom!

[/quote]

Hello Bennain,
I have PMd you for the trousers

Cheers



Panos
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: Richard on March 04, 2006, 06:29:07 am
Quote from: bennain
@Richard
Thanks for the flags, but this doesn’t really help. How many Stars have the flag and have you a better picture from the first state flag? Do you think this is the correct flag.


Hello, Bennain ...

I apologize for not telling you that every picture that I posted for you is "clickable" with lots more information. If you "click" on the State Flag it shows more pictures and also tells you how many stars the national flag had at the time. The photos from the movie "Glory" also show the white state flag. And, if you look closely at the "Glory" photos, the state seal (emblem) seems to be the same.

What other information do you need regarding the flags, Bennain?

All the best,
Richard
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on March 04, 2006, 11:26:20 am
Quote from: Richard
...

What other information do you need regarding the flags, Bennain?

All the best,
Richard


Hi Richard,

thanks for answer. I need a file from the first state flag like this (see pic).  Because I've not enough experience with graphic programms to create it by myself. Do you have a good scan?

Regards
Bennain
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: Richard on March 04, 2006, 02:32:17 pm
Quote from: bennain
I need a file from the first state flag like this (see pic).  Because I've not enough experience with graphic programms to create it by myself. Do you have a good scan?


Now I understand what you want, Bennain!

Krystal is an expert with PhotoShop. If you ask her, she might be able to take the information that we have and create some graphics that you could print for your Playmobil flags.

I'm sure that you must be familar with my friend Ian Croxall's warflag.com (http://www.warflag.com/flags/acw/usclassic.shtml) website.

All the  best,
Richard
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: Dan on March 04, 2006, 08:36:11 pm
These are all seriously wonderful and make me green with envy!
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: pastifi on March 10, 2006, 01:11:34 pm
Alabama legs on the way
Cheers :wink:

Panos
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: Flash on March 10, 2006, 10:28:19 pm
i think ur units look great bennain! :D
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on March 15, 2006, 04:25:27 pm
Quote from: pastifi
Alabama legs on the way
Cheers :wink:

Panos


Hi Panos,

your figures are also on the way. I've had sent them on friday from the post office in Maintal.

Cheers
Bennain
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: cheng on March 19, 2006, 08:52:01 am
Quote from: pastifi
Alabama legs on the way
Cheers :wink:
Panos


i'm lost....what did alabama(ns) wear in the ACW? if its "kentucky legs", i can guess (white and red vertucle stripes  :lol: )
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on March 20, 2006, 12:39:15 pm
I'm proudly present:

15th Alabama Infantry (see page 3 in this thread)

A special thank to pastifi for helping to complete these regiment. Thanks Panos!!!  :D
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on March 20, 2006, 12:40:24 pm
:D
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on March 20, 2006, 12:42:18 pm
My next projects! I've changed the pic!

Another unit for the south.
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: Flash on March 20, 2006, 06:11:46 pm
:shock: i envy ur inspiration upon ur southern units bennain, really nice, cant wait to see more!  :D
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on March 20, 2006, 06:18:07 pm
Quote from: Flash
:shock: i envy ur inspiration upon ur southern units bennain, really nice, cant wait to see more!  :D


and i'm sometimes shocked about this by myself, because these inspiration is very expensive.  :wink:
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: cheng on March 21, 2006, 10:58:50 am
so these are 'Alabama Legs'  :lol:
expensive is the word  :P and i wondered what panos did with their torso...another expensive manouver  :wink:

like you Bennain, i still hesitate to paint kliky legs...otherwise all my civilians/police/firemen will end up as napoleonic/ACW soldiers  :)
Title: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: Flash on March 21, 2006, 11:21:20 am
Quote from: bennain
Quote from: Flash
:shock: i envy ur inspiration upon ur southern units bennain, really nice, cant wait to see more!  :D


and i'm sometimes shocked about this by myself, because these inspiration is very expensive.  :wink:

 :lol: yes i can imagine that... spent way too much on playmobil during the last few months  :lol: - although can u ever spend too much on playmobil?  :wink:
Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: pastifi on March 28, 2006, 04:30:54 pm
Oh not again Bennain,
More Alabama legs you will use lol. Thats a difficult torso to find also i believe.

To answer your questions i didnt spend much since those legs where parts of a lot of figures I got and had roman or viking torsos on them.Maybe a factory mistake?

Now i have loads of roman prisoners without helmets and shields and as soon as i saw Bennains previous post i counted and had exactly the number of his missing Alabama legs lol
So i guess we saved 15 pink Sherifs Dieter didnt we? lol


Keep up the great work.
Those are exellent customs

Cheers

Panos
Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on April 24, 2006, 09:34:29 am
I have expended my zuaves. My taget are a troop from minimum 12 figures.
Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on April 24, 2006, 10:36:28 am
US Sharpshooters!
Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on May 28, 2006, 08:49:59 pm
A new troop for my northern soldiers!
Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: cheng on May 30, 2006, 03:18:40 am
good to 'see' you again Bennain!
i'm always so happy to see your ACW troops!

i saw a re-enacted picture the other day...a southerner wearing a red artillery kepi but i had a cross on it...i thought the 'X' is for calvary only? (and also a notherner artilleryman also wearing a kepi with a 'X' on it) 
Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on May 30, 2006, 01:57:07 pm
Well Cheng, I thing that what you see is not a "X".

Here are the symbols:
Cavalry - 2 cross sabre
Artillery - 2 cross canons
Infantry - posthorn or signal horn (I don't know the right word in the moment)
Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: cheng on May 31, 2006, 04:32:17 am
THANKS Bennain!!!

i never knew that!
those 'X' on PM's blue kepis can be BOTH swords OR cannons...fantastic! fantastic!!!(was it intended this way?)
(i was going to remove them from my union artilerrymen but didnt because its against my personal rule to wipe off any original PM printing

but now i know my infantry can have kepi's with 'X'  :P :'(

i thought the bugle (horn) sign is only for soldiers with bugles  :P :P
someday i'll invest in a printer for stickers for printing those bugles!!

thank you my dear Bennain!
Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on December 03, 2006, 11:11:16 pm
Hi,

here I'm proudly present my company of Zuaves. They will fight for the south!

Greets
Bennain
Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: Richard on December 03, 2006, 11:38:53 pm


They look GREAT, Bennain ...

The old red fez is perfect for your Confederate zouaves. How did you ever collect enough of them for your regiment?

Thanks for the photo.

All the best,
Richard
Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on December 04, 2006, 01:22:13 pm
Hi Richard,

some collectors from the german Playmo-Portal has helped me. I need for my northern zuaves round about 30 more. I also need some red vikinglegs for them and then I can present you another regiment.

For those who wants to know which parts I have used:

Body: “Redcoats” – english Soldiers
Legs: German Policemen

Regards
Bennain
Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: Richard on December 04, 2006, 05:50:03 pm
some collectors from the german Playmo-Portal has helped me. I need for my northern zuaves round about 30 more.

Hello, Bennain ...

Maybe some of our Spanish collectors from the Playclicks forum could make you a mould of the fez, so that you could cast as many as you need ... ???

Just a suggestion.

All the best,
Richard


Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on December 04, 2006, 09:30:54 pm
some collectors from the german Playmo-Portal has helped me. I need for my northern zuaves round about 30 more.

Hello, Bennain ...

Maybe some of our Spanish collectors from the Playclicks forum could make you a mould of the fez, so that you could cast as many as you need ... ???

Just a suggestion.

All the best,
Richard




Hello Richard,

thanks for this offer. I will come back on it. For the moment is their somebody in the playmo-portal who helps me. It is possible, that I have in some days the rest of the fez I need.

And now I will present you thre 1st US Sharpshooters

Regards
Bennain
Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: cheng on December 05, 2006, 02:12:37 am
.....some collectors from the german Playmo-Portal has helped me. I need for my northern zuaves round about 30 more. I also need some red vikinglegs for them and then I can present you another regiment.
....

I WANT THOSE!!!  :D  :D  :D

WHAT?! Bennain!!! getting 30 more fez?!
and i dont even have 1 fez  ;)
ok...waiting to see them!
......I made 4 US sharpshooters, they looked really boring....all green....I think breast pockets were not 'invented' yet during the ACW....am i right?

and Richard, moulds?! aaaaaaaaaaaaaah....pith hats for redcoats against my zulus.....german 'spear' top WWI helmets.....scottish caps....hussar hats.....chinese hats(from the pirate island set)....  :-\
i shall not mould yet....i shall not mould yet....i shall not mould yet....i shall not mould yet....i shall not mould yet....  ;D
Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on January 04, 2007, 09:17:41 am
A new project for my ACW troops!
Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: Dan on January 04, 2007, 07:35:55 pm
Very nice.  I love the CSA artillery regiment best of all.
Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: da Hugh on January 11, 2007, 08:17:31 am
This is so kool!  It would be super if PM still offered the artillery for ACW.  I am really getting discouraged with PM, all the great sets are discontinued.  I had thought of doing ACW in PM, but without cannons, it just dosen't work.

I do reenacting as a CSA artilleryman with the 1st South Carolina Light Artillery.  Our unit has 4 guns.

However, thanks for sharing these pictures with us.

-- Don
Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: capitan Víctor on January 14, 2007, 08:31:55 pm
I magnify your I now exercise but delight-us with a pequea war (I am too blico) If I commit some lack of ortografa decid-lo, is that I am using translator and not if is translated correctly, greetings  :)
Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: ajr10 on January 27, 2007, 11:47:49 pm
great pics! Bennain i am amazed! :o
Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on May 20, 2007, 10:37:24 pm
So, I've made some changes in my galery:

Bennains Wild West Galery (http://www.playmo-portal.com/galerie/bennain)

Regards
Bennain
Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on November 16, 2007, 10:44:32 pm
Hi,

here some new pics of my Zuaves. After spending a lot of time to collect the parts, I have now finished these project.

Regards
Bennain
Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on November 16, 2007, 10:45:11 pm
Overview of all Zuaves!
Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: Richard on November 18, 2007, 02:10:29 am

Hello, Bennain ...

Your ACW armies continue to grow and really look great!

Do you have any photos that show all of your ACW armies?

Thanks for sharing.

All the best,
Richard

Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on October 14, 2009, 10:10:46 am

...
Do you have any photos that show all of your ACW armies?


Hello Richard,

I haven't enough place.

Best regards
Bennain
Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on October 14, 2009, 10:31:03 am
Confed Drummerboy and CSA Admiral
Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on October 14, 2009, 10:31:43 am
Volunteers
Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on October 14, 2009, 10:33:35 am
Generals of the CSA

- Lee
- Longstreet
- Stuart
Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on October 14, 2009, 10:34:28 am
Generals of the CSA

- Jackson
- Pickett

Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on October 14, 2009, 10:35:44 am
Union Drummerboy and US Admiral
Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on October 14, 2009, 10:37:33 am
54th Massachussetts

I know the flag is wrong, and I'll be glad, if there is anybody who can create me the correct regimentalflags.

Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: Richard on October 14, 2009, 03:28:22 pm



54th Massachussetts

I know the flag is wrong, and I'll be glad, if there is anybody who can create me the correct regimental flags.




Wonderful ACW customs Bennain !!! ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/applause.gif) ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/applause.gif) ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/applause.gif) ...

I especially love your Confederate and Yankee admirals !!!

Regading the regimenteal flag for the 54th Mass., my understanding is that they did NOT have one. The only flag that they seemed to have carried was the United States 34 stars and stripes (see attachment).

Ian Croxall has some really great flags at his warflag.com website (see attachment).

All the best and thanks for sharing,
Richard

Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on October 14, 2009, 11:21:12 pm


54th Massachussetts

I know the flag is wrong, and I'll be glad, if there is anybody who can create me the correct regimental flags.


...

Regading the regimenteal flag for the 54th Mass., my understanding is that they did NOT have one. The only flag that they seemed to have carried was the United States 34 stars and stripes (see attachment).

Ian Croxall has some really great flags at his warflag.com website (see attachment).

All the best and thanks for sharing,
Richard

Hello Richard,

well, in my opinion they have three flags:
- United States 34 stars and stripes
- the Union Troop Flag (I dont know the real name) such like in my pic
- the flag of massachussetts with a slogan

I saw this in the movie Glory.

Do you know this flag?

Warflag is an very interessting page, bat the quality of the flags is for using with Playmobil very bad.

Regards
Bennain


Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: Richard on October 14, 2009, 11:40:08 pm


Hello, Bennain ...

I'm not sure that the flag shown in the movie "Glory" is accurate. It's based upon the current Massachusetts State Flag (see attachment) which wasn't adopted until 1915.

Click HERE (http://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/presea/sealhis.htm) for the official information about the Massachusetts State Seal. I think that you might agree that the movie makers may have used their imaginations rather than historical fact.

However, the great thing with Playmobil is that we can be like the movie makers. We can also use our imaginations and make whatever we want ... ;)

All the best,
Richard

Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: Justindo on October 15, 2009, 09:18:50 pm
Those are wonderful looking American Civil War customs!  I love the volunteers and the generals!
Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: Jimbo on October 17, 2009, 03:47:57 pm
Excellent ACW figures! Your confederate officers are very interesting.
I really like your band of Rebel volunteers.

From what I have read lately, and the pictures I've seen, your
Playmobil  armies look very realistic.

Best regards,
Jimbo

 



Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: baden-wurttemberg on October 17, 2009, 05:24:37 pm
Those are great figures!!!They are great!! I like all of them!!  :D





B-W
Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: Dan on November 28, 2009, 06:14:36 pm
Regading the regimenteal flag for the 54th Mass., my understanding is that they did NOT have one. The only flag that they seemed to have carried was the United States 34 stars and stripes (see attachment).

I've been told that at the time of the Civil War there was no set pattern for the stars on the US flag and ACW experts who are deeply into the subject can tell which Army depot issued any flag by the arranagment of the stars.

This has got nothing to do with anything but I thought it was interesting.
Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: bennain on March 21, 2012, 04:11:09 pm
Well, in the last few month I've rebuild all my ACW troops. Now i can show you the first results of this.

Enjoy
Bennain

Title: Re: ACW - US vs. CSA
Post by: cheng on March 23, 2012, 04:16:35 am
thanks for sharing your ideas Bannain!
I too like to have my ACW armies looking smart and 'cloned' :P ;D

I'm waiting to add more from the new northerners coming out in August ;)